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Dove tail & Ramps for a box truck

Discussion in 'Marketplace' started by robbiewilson76, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. robbiewilson76

    robbiewilson76 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Does anyone have some close up pictures of a dove tail and ramps for a box truck?
  2. leedebit

    leedebit LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    i got what you are looking for i can get the pics by tonight and have all the measurements you need.
  3. robbiewilson76

    robbiewilson76 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Thanks a lot.
  4. keithslawnc

    keithslawnc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 209

    Just finished building one last week. Going to prime and paint this coming week. I looked on K and K manufacturing's site and Wilro website. Built a combination of the two.
  5. robbiewilson76

    robbiewilson76 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

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  6. Clonts Landscaping

    Clonts Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 280

  7. docjones

    docjones LawnSite Member
    from WV
    Messages: 197

    Unless you have a short box truck, I would highly recommend you look into bi-fold ramps that fit up close to your roll up door. If you have a longer box like 14 foot or longer and add a dovetail you get what's called "swing" and if you're not careful can clip stuff with a dovetail when making turns. I just bought my first box truck and am in process of having ramps fabricated by local shop. I have asked all the questions to several guys who have had these trucks and most seem to think ramps are less accident prone than dovetail. Below is a youtube clip from a company that makes these bi-folds. Check'em out. I don't know these guys nor do I endorse their product. I just think their set up is similar to what I'm going to do. Hope this helps.

  8. mainstreet1984

    mainstreet1984 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146

  9. leedebit

    leedebit LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    any questions let me know

    phone pics 056.jpg
  10. Bill H

    Bill H LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    I just had a company in Honeybrook,PA customize a side door and a rear split spring loaded ramps. They did an amazing job and was very reasonably priced!!

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